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  • Summary: Restricted Area catapults players into the year 2083 where, as a result of environmental pollution, most of the earth is covered by mutant inhabited wastelands and contaminated deserts. The global government is weak and mega-corporations have become a law unto themselves. Players begin the game by choosing one of four totally unique characters. Their choice determines how the story will play out. Though an RPG at its core, Restricted Area places an emphasis on action thus translating into faster gameplay for the player. In addition to a challenging, story-driven single-player campaign that has been likened to a futuristic Diablo II, Restricted Area also boasts a robust cooperative multiplayer feature that enables players to team up and engage enemies together. [Whiptail Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
  1. It’s certainly not a thought-provoking masterpiece on the level of "Deus Ex," nor is it as wickedly funny as the Fallout games on PC. You’ll enjoy what’s here.
  2. Restricted Area isn’t going to set any new gold standard or change the world of action-RPG games. It still knows how to show a gamer a good time, though, and it still knows how to be a solid game by any standard.
  3. The 2D isometric view is a perhaps a little ‘old hat’ nowadays but having said that it was still quite well done. I would still think hardcore fans of 2D RPG games would do well to check Restricted Area out, but the vast majority will probably end up passing this one by.
  4. 60
    The only reasons a gamer would prefer this game over the other more enjoyable selections out there are either 1) they don't have a computer powerful enough to run "Dungeon Siege" or 2) they just can't find a copy of "Fallout."
  5. You would be better served, I think, purchasing an old copy of "Fallout." As for me, I will be uninstalling this game as soon as I save this article.
  6. As a game designed for entertainment purposes, Restricted Area leaves a great deal to be desired. [Sept 2005, p.57]
  7. Say hello to another cheap bottom-feeder from Europe. [Nov 2005, p.76]

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  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Sep 14, 2011
    This game has a lot of promise, but falls short on a couple of issues. It's awfully repetitive and the worst voice acting I've ever heard. But you just might enjoy the Diablo-in-a-future-setting gameplay... for a while. Expand

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